French court sides with Texas mom in custody fight
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Aug. 27, 2010, 6:57AM
Jean Paul Lacombe Diaz
SAN ANTONIO — A Texas woman's lawyer says a French court has granted her custody of her 11-year-old son who disappeared last year after being removed from a school bus in San Antonio.
Attorney Miguel Ortiz told KSAT-TV that the court Friday granted custody to Berenice Diaz. She and her ex-spouse, Jean Philippe Lacombe, who is from France, were in court Thursday in Marseille.
Ortiz says paperwork was being completed to return the boy, Jean Paul Lacombe, to his mother.
Law officers last October removed the boy from the school bus after the father allegedly used incomplete Mexican court documents to falsely claim he had custody.
The father faces Texas charges of kidnapping, aggravated perjury and interfering with child custody. Further details on the criminal case were not immediately available.